Subject: Re: Bug#856139: certspotter: long description
advertises commercial service



On Mon, 07 Aug 2017, Dr. Bas Wijnen wrote:
> Ah, that's good then! Still, I think its description has the same
> problem as certspotter, namely that it recommends the use of a
> non-free service. In Debian, I would prefer to see a recommendation
> for the free alternative, while the non-free alternative may be
> mentioned (or not, depending on what users need).

An important counterpoint is that the long description helps with the
discoverability of a package. Mentioning a famous non-free service helps
users discover the package and also notice that there are free
alternatives.

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